Visit a city located in the far southwestern reaches of Tennessee, renowned for its culture and, of course, its status as Tennessee's largest city. Memphis is home to a multitude of fascinating destinations which will tickle your vacationing fancy, ranging from museums and time-tested architecture to zoos and a downtown which rivals those of many major metropolises.
Great Smoky Mountain National Park
107 Park Headquarters Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
If you're fortunate enough to travel to the state of Tennessee, you'll surely want to make a stop-off at Great Smoky Mountain National Park. It's here where the famed Smoky Mountain, of lore, legend and multiple tunes, is located. There's no better way to enjoy a day at this beautiful national park than to take a hike through its wonderful wild reaches.
2700 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203
Yes, you're reading right - you can visit this famed religious structure on your visit to Tennessee. And while the Parthenon you experience on your Nashville travels may not be 3,000 years old, it's been built to encompass every facet of the original structure which graces the Acropolis in what was once the Greek city-state of Athens.
There's something for everyone in Tennessee, and you might have guessed that - but would you have guessed that the city of Nashville has its own Broadway? While it may be an inch or two smaller than its larger cousin, Nashville's Broadway is known to contain just as much culture and history. Find legendary country music at your feet as you trek past barbeque restaurants, record shops and more.
The BellSouth Building
333 Commerce Street
Nashville, TN 37201
On your travels to Tennessee, you'll want to devote at least a day to exploring the world-class metropolis formally known as Nashville. And while you're there, why not witness the tallest building to grace Nashville's uncompromising skyline? This 28-story building towers at 617 feet, and houses the regional headquarters of the BellSouth telephone corporation.
The Lost Sea Adventure
140 Lost Sea Road
Sweetwater, TN 37874
The Lost Sea may be a little trick in nomenclature - at only 4 1/2 acres, it can't really be geographically deemed as a true sea. But this aquatic wonder does happen to be the largest underground lake in America. Descend into the subterranean reaches of the Lost Sea, and you'll be able to take a fantastic boat ride down its gorgeous underground waters.
170 First Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37201
Fort Nashborough is a fascinating destination that you'll find on Cedar Bluffs, right alongside the quaint banks of the Cumberland River. Built in 1780, this fort was named to honor a legendary Revolutionary War general. In the years to follow America's independence, the fort withstood several attacks by Indian tribes, and it happens to be built upon the very location on which the city of Nashville was originally founded.
The State Capitol Building
600 Charlotte Ave.
Nashville, TN 37243
The gorgeous Tennessee State Capitol Building is quaintly situated on a tall hill, squat in downtown Nashville. You'll witness the Greek Ionic-style architecture which has housed many of Tennessee's most important governmental functions, and you'll also be witnessing an impressive piece of American history - the building has stood tall and true since the early year of 1845.
1720 S. Scenic Highway
Chattanooga, TN 37409
Find yourself within the deep reaches of Lookout Mountain in the vicinity of Chattanooga, and you just might be standing in front of an impressive aquatic feature which is as visually stunning as it is geologically fascinating. Ruby Falls plunges 145 feet from its head to its lowermost reaches. Located in a cave which was used by American Indians for ritual purposes, there's nothing at this fascinating Tennessee natural attraction which won't captivate you.
Downtown Memphis, TN
Experience one of the most fantastic musical destinations in the state of Tennessee as you meander down the concrete likes of Beale Street. Legendary venues line the street, from the original Hard Rock Cafe to BB King's Blues Club, making this one of the prime places to take in Tennessee's vibrant nightlife. See for yourself why this fantastic Tennessee destination has been christened as "Home of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock 'n Roll"!